Roma Capitale
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Typology: Buildings


Address: Piazza del Gesù, 49
Zone: Rione Pigna (Torre Argentina) (Roma centro)
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Altri ingressi: via degli Astalli 19


A typical example of Roman baroque building, the palace was began in 1650 by architect Giovanni Antonio de Rossi and was the home of the Altieri family, cardinal Giovanni Battista Altieri and Emilio Altieri, who would become Pope Clement X (1670-76).  The imposing façade of the building with elegant yellow and blue colours, has a huge portal between two columns supporting a balcony and the family coat of arms.

The building is now occupied by a bank; though the interiors still possess major works of art and decoration, including paintings by Luca Giordano, Bernardo Strozzi, Pieter Mulier, Domenico Maria Canuti, Fabrizio Chiari, Felice Giani, Vincenzo Camuccini, Francesco Zuccarelli, and Giuseppe Bonito.

The Palace is currently used as the seat of the ABI (Italian Banking Association), Banca Popolare di Novara and Finnat.

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Last checked: 2013-02-21 15:14